D-Day Minus 3

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Neilie, May 8, 2014.

  1. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Here is my little vignette of a relaxed moment during the movement of troops to their embarkation points just prior to D-Day.
    It depicts an Albion BY3 Pontoon carrier of the 10th Bridging Troop RE - 11th Armd. Div.
    The model is an enhanced Matador Models one and the figures are from Dan Taylor Modelworks excellent little Beach Group RE. Decals are from Mike Starmer's range and the stars from an old Skytrex transfer sheet.
    I chose the title as I turned 1 year old on that day while in Torrington, Devon having been evacuated there from Bexleyheath, Kent due to the bombing.

    Cheers,

    Neil
     

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    Owen, Aixman, CL1 and 2 others like this.
  2. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    That looks superb Neil, lovely model. Especially like the ground work.
     
  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Another fantastic Diorama from your collection.

    Superb modelling skills with excellent attention to detail in small scale.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Thank you for posting Neil
     
  5. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Excellent work, Neilie.
     
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Jolly spiffing old chap.
     
  7. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Thank you Mike, Tom, Clive, Jeff and Owen for the kind words. I'm glad you appreciate my efforts.

    Cheers,

    Neil
     
  8. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Jolly fantastic as always.
     
  9. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Thanks Swiper.....okay the title plaque has had the date changed to "June 1944" from May 1944 as it's D-Day Minus 3. I had a different title originally but didn't like it so changed it and forgot to change the date on the plaque.....doh! It now has a new correct plaque.

    Cheers,

    Neil
     
  10. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Great work Neil, and I have to say I especially like the figures, they're very convincing for their small size. Congratulations!
     
  11. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Thanks Miguel, for the great comments. Dan's figures do paint up a treat.

    Cheers,

    Neil
     
  12. Staffsyeoman

    Staffsyeoman Member

    Yur models are very very good - this one is even better. It could still be "D-Day -3" and be June... 2nd, for example.
     

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